Ms Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette > Höcker Advocaten > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Höcker Advocaten
APOLLOLAAN 153 1077 AS Amsterdam
PO BOX 74654
1070 BR AMSTERDAM
Netherlands

Work Department

Intellectual Property and IT department.

Position

Partner of Höcker Advocaten. Practice areas: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media and Communications, Data Protection, Litigation. Acts for national and international clients in the entertainment and IT industries; represents several organisations that manage and enforce copyrights.

Career

Admitted to the Bar in 1993. Attorney at law Goudsmit & Branbergen (1993-1999). Research fellow Univeristy of Amsterdam (1998-2003). Partner Vogel & Ruitenberg (2000-2007). Since 2007 partner of Höcker Advocaten.

Languages

English, Dutch, German.

Memberships

Dutch Bar Associatioin, Dutch Copyright Association (Chairman), Dutch IT Law Association, Dutch Media and Communications Law Association, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, Member Committee Executive of ALAI, member of the editorial board of IER (Dutch journal for IP and Advertising Law).

Education

University of Utrecht, Master of Law (1987). University of Amsterdam, PhD: Challenges on the creative doctrine, copyright matters, copyright ownership and the exploitation of creative works in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyrights and design rights

The ‘rigorous, reliable experts‘ at Höcker Advocaten are praised in respect of the collective management of IP rights, specifically copyright protection and enforcement. Team head Jacqueline (J.M.B.) Seignette is chair of the Dutch Copyright Association and her work is typified by the representation of Stichting LIRA in proceedings against Dutch cable operators Ziggo and Delta. Joep (J.W.A.) Meddens‘ work includes cases concerning copies for private use stored in the cloud or for streaming services which should be equitably remunerated as part of the private copying levies system. Litigator Marijn (M.E.) Kingma handles cases including those that reach the European Court of Justice; acting for clients including NGOs and broadcasters, she advises on privacy, contractual matters, trade mark misuse, and copyright infringement. Willem (W.A.) Roos, who stepped down as a partner at the end of 2019, continues with the firm as a senior counsel.

Netherlands > Industry focus: Media and entertainment

The media and marketing team at Höcker Advocaten handles transactional, advisory and contentious matters. Collective management rights is a key area of focus for the practice and it acts for a number of music, audio-visual and literary rights collecting societies in this space. It also acts for advertising agencies on contract, litigation and IP matters. Jacqueline Seignette advises national and international clients in the entertainment and IT sectors. Joep Meddens is a key name for advertising and privacy matters. Marijn Kingma is recommended for copyright and strategic litigation.